Celebrating Hispanic Heritage - Architecture, Art, Cuisine, Music, and Language
September 27, 2023
902 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002
Brought to you by the Latinos in Architecture
COLORES, Latinos in Architecture’s fourth annual celebration of Hispanic culture will take place September 27-29, 2023 at Architecture Center Houston and Kirksey Architecture featuring Carlos Jiménez, Principal, with Carlos Jiménez Studio, Houston; Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA, Principal and Global Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at HKS, Washington D.C.; Gerardo Rosales, Venezuelan multidisciplinary artist, Houston; Rocio Braggiato, former Principal Dancer at the Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM, Mexico City, and a curator-led exhibition tour of Mexican artist Tania Candiani's upcoming exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum.
On Wednesday, September 27 we are thrilled to welcome Yiselle Santos Rivera and Gerardo Rosales to Architecture Center Houston. Rivera, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at HKS, will share the ways she uses her skills, interests, and passion to forge a path that addresses the inequities that she sees in the architecture profession. Rivera has spent several years dismantling barriers and bringing visibility to underrepresented designers by creating inclusive workplaces and communities.
Rosales, a multidisciplinary artist, will present his latest body of work which examines issues of class, race, gender, and sexuality through bold images infused with playfulness and biting humor. Many of his pieces call attention to social issues, using a personal iconography connect to his experience as an immigrant in the US.
Symposium Ticket (includes all events) - $75 General Admission / $25 Student
Wednesday - $25 General Admission / $10 Student
Thursday - $50 in advance / $60 at the door / $25 Student in advance
Friday - $10 General and Student Admissions
Wednesday, September 27, 6pm
An evening with Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA, Principal and Global Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at HKS, Washington D.C and Gerardo Rosales, Venezuelan multidisciplinary artist.
Drinks and canapes included.
Architecture Center Houston, 902 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002
Thursday, September 28, 5:30pm
An evening with Carlos Jiménez, Principal, with Carlos Jiménez Studio; Rocio Braggiato, former Principal Dancer at the Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM, Mexico City; LD Dance Company; guitarist Javier Gonzalez; and a Mariachi quartet lead by Julian Corona-Medina.
Drinks and dinner included
Kirksey Archtiecture, 6909 Portwest Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Friday, September 29, 4pm
A curator-led exhibition tour of Mexican artist Tania Candiani's upcoming exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum.
Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, 4173 Elgin Street, Houston, TX 77004
About our speakers
Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA
Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA, originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a Principal and the Global Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at HKS. As medical planner, Yiselle amplifies the voices of marginalized communities encouraging processes of co-creation to provide equitable access to care for all. She is considered an advisor to clients and firm leaders in their journeys to build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations.
As an AIA National committee member, Mrs. Santos Rivera led the creation of the Ethnical Diverse Additional Considerations section of AIA’s Alternative Care Site Preparedness Assessment Tool V2.0 and contributed to the development of AIA’s Equitable Development Frameworks. Yiselle is a storyteller, a “Latinas in Architecture: Stories of raising the 1% one Latina at a time” author, 2015 Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Scholar, LA.IDEADC committee co-founder, award-winning WIELD event founder, and 2021-22 NOMA Research & Development Chair. Currently, Yiselle is the AIADC Chapter President and recipient of the 2018 AIA Associate Award, the 2019 AIA Diversity Program Recognition Award, and the 2022 AIA Young Architect Award.
Born in Venezuela in 1967, Rosales is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who has been working in Houston for 20 years. Rosales began his career as a self-taught artist before attending Armando Reverón Art Institute in Caracas, Venezuela, then earning an MA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, in London. His work is informed by traditions of western art and Latin American folk art. Rosales’ latest art projects include: “Juicy Jungle” at Bill Arning Exhibitions, Houston, 2023 ; “Ornamento y Delito” at Carmen Araujo Arte , Caracas, Venezuela , 2022; “The Tree of Life” at Houston Botanic Garden (current); ¡Displaced Mundo! a wall painting at the Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, 2021; “The Banquet” a wall painting at Lawndale Art Center , 2021. During 2018 -2019 Rosales was an artist-in-residence in The TransArt Foundation for Art and Anthropology; from 2019-2021was the artist-in-residence at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. He was awarded the 2019 Support for Artists and Creative Individual Grant from the City of Houston, through the Houston Arts Alliance.